Tip Of The Day: Voice Recording On Chrome OS

It’s very much a work in progress, but if you’re eager to test out voice recording on your Chromebook or other Chrome OS device, you can dive into the command prompt and make that happen. Here are the steps:

  • CTRL+ALT+T to open command prompt
  • Type “Shell” and hit enter
  • Type “arecord > hello.wav”
  • Hit enter
  • Press CTRL+C to start recording
  • Press CTRL+C to stop recording
  • Type “aplay > hello.wav” to playback your recording

It’s not exactly groundbreaking, but it’s a fun little feature to test out. I’m sure, based on how far Google has come with voice on products like Android, that voice recording on Chrome will get caught up to speed very, very quickly.



  • Chromebook Blows

    Shell = unknown command

    Next.

  • JR

    this doesn’t work for me either, Do I need to put the chromebook into developer mode?

  • Eric Mitchell

    To use the “Shell” command, the Chromebook needs to be in developer mode. You can try to use SecureShell (a chrome app) to get a local terminal but I am unsure of how to do this.

  • Jasper

    You have to do ctrl-alt-T first to get a crosh terminal, then type in shell… and as someone else said, you need to be in developer mode.